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ADIP Scheme

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    5th Sep, 2020
  • Assistance to Disabled persons for purchasing/fitting of aids/appliances (ADIP) scheme comes under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment.
  • It aims to assist the needy disabled persons in procuring durable and scientifically manufactured appliances.
  • ADIP can promote physical, social and psychological rehabilitation of differently abled by reducing the effects of disabilities and enhance their economic potential.
  • It is implemented through NGOs, National Institutes under the Ministry of Social Justice & Empowerment and ALIMCO (a PSU that manufactures artificial limbs).
  • Eligibility for ADIP scheme are as follows
    • Any Indian citizen with 40% disability or more
    • Monthly income not more than Rs.20000
    • Must not have received assistance during the last 3 years and for children its last 1 year.
  • The following agencies would be eligible to implement the Scheme on behalf of Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment,
    • Societies, registered under the Societies Registration Act, 1860 and their branches, if any, separately.
    • Registered charitable trusts
    • District Rural Development Agencies,
    • Indian Red Cross Societies
    • Autonomous Bodies headed by District Collector/Chief Executive Officer/District Development Officer of Zilla Parishad.
    • National/Apex Institutes functioning under Ministry of Social Justice and Empowerment/Ministry of Health and Family Welfare.
    • State Handicapped Development Corporations.

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